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3/4 t axles in a K5 ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85k5dsl, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. 85k5dsl

    85k5dsl 1/2 ton status

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    I just purchased a K-5 and was thinking of replacing the f & r 10 bolts with axles from a 3/4 ton. Would this be worth it or should I just modify the 10 bolts ?

    Thanks
    Mark
     
  2. Blue85

    Blue85 Troll Premium Member

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    I'm not sure. You may be the first person to think of this.

    Just kidding!:D

    This is usually the 2nd or 3rd mod in a K5 buildup. Use the SEARCH function and find out all you've ever wanted to know.
     
  3. Leper

    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    Save your money until you have enough for 1 ton stuff. Wheel the 10b for now.
     
  4. SUPER'BURB

    SUPER'BURB 1/2 ton status

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    It depends on what you want to do with your rig.

    First off the front 10 bolt is the same axle as the 3/4 ton front with differant hubs.

    Second if you like to drive kinda hard or want tires larger than 35" I would recommend the stronger rear end.

    I changed out my rear for a 14bolt (3/4 or 1 ton rear) and upgraded my front to an 8 lug set up, essentialy making my 'Burb a 3/4 ton. The nice thing about doing it this way is if you plan on going bigger later on you can use your 8 lug wheels with the 1 ton front end. Also 14bolt rears are easy to find at good prices, I got mine for $100 after about 2 weeks of searching.

    I personaly would not put much $$$$$ into 10 bolts.

    Just my .02, do a search you will get lots of info. on this topic.
     
  5. SkulzNBonz

    SkulzNBonz 1/2 ton status

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    Matters on what size tire you will ultimately run. I am going no larger than 37", so the 3/4 set up is, IMO, perfect for me, and I don't have to pay $1500 for a D60. If you plan on running larger than 37" tires, wait for a 60. Oh yeah, I blew up three 10 bolt rears with tires of 31" and 35", but I do have a very rare "Torquemonster" 305.

    John
     

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